December 6th, 2019 | 11 mins 32 secs
arabella advisors, big labor, corruption, dark money, environmentalists, pro act, southern poverty law center, splc, strikes, uaw, unions, united auto workers
In this, our 100th episode, we look back at five major stories that have crisscrossed our first 100 episodes: Corruption at the United Auto Workers labor union, the secretive “dark money” network of Arabella Advisors, the numerous times environmentalists campaigned to make life more unpleasant, the chaos at the top of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the introduction of legislation to do Big Labor just about every favor it ever asked for.
November 21st, 2019 | 8 mins 19 secs
arabella advisors, conservative, corruption, dark money, fedex, history, labor, left, new york times, politico, scandal, tax reform bill, uaw, union, united auto workers
The ongoing United Auto Workers corruption scandal deepens as the union desperately seeks to avoid a federal takeover, FedEx’s leadership has it out with the New York Times’s reporting on its involvement with the 2017 tax reform bill, and Politico comes oh-so-close to figuring out what’s going on at Arabella Advisors.
November 7th, 2019 | 7 mins 23 secs
big labor, censorship, conservative, corporate pandering, corruption, left, political, progressivism, twitter, uaw, union, united auto workers
In this episode, more developments in the United Auto Workers corruption scandal should illustrate cautions for conservatives courting Big Labor, Twitter announces a controversial proposal to restrict political advocacy on its service, and we dig into the world of professional corporate pandering to left-progressivism under the label “corporate social responsibility.”
October 10th, 2019 | 8 mins 32 secs
aoc, conservative, corruption, democrat, democratic socialist, democratic socialists of america, dsa, exposed, hong kong, left, liberal, libertarian, national basketball association, nba, ocasio-cortez, planned parenthood, republican, senator, ted cruz, uaw, united auto workers
Archconservative Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both criticize the National Basketball Association for cracking down on statements of support for protestors in Hong Kong, Planned Parenthood announces a $45 million political effort for the 2020 elections, and the feds dig in to possible corruption in the United Auto Workers’ building a vacation cabin for its former president as former UAW communications officers call on the union’s executives to resign.
August 30th, 2019 | 6 mins 12 secs
aclu, barry goldwater, conservative, corruption, dave beck, david koch, detroit news, dinosaurs, editor’s note, feds, fiat chrysler, investigation, j.d. vance, jean harditsy, jimmy hoffa, kickback, koch, koch bros, koch brothers, leftist, libertarian, marissa brostoff, mit, nancy adams johnson, national lawyers guild, nationwide, philanthropist, philanthropy, political research associates, pro-abortion-rights, radical, raids, reason, teamsters, uaw, union, unkoch my campus, washington post, watchdog, white supremacist
The Feds expand their investigation of the United Auto Workers with a nationwide series of raids, the Washington Post lets a radical leftist smear a conservative writer, and we remember philanthropist and libertarian idealist David H. Koch.
April 11th, 2019 | 9 mins 36 secs
2020, ceo, corruption, election, funnel, general election, left-wing, liberal, pew, pew charitable trusts, progressive, scandal, tennessee, union
A liberal donor collective outlines its plans to funnel hundreds of millions into building left-wing infrastructure in advance of the 2020 general election; Rebecca Rimel, CEO of the major progressive foundation the Pew Charitable Trusts, steps down; and a union mired in a national corruption scandal takes aim at Tennessee, again.
March 14th, 2019 | 7 mins 21 secs
afl-cio, aoc, bias, bipartisan, common sense, corruption, education, education reform, federal, federal investigation, green new deal, ivy league, labor unions, left, marijuana, ocazio-cortez, reform, right, scandal, teachers unions, unions, universities
A major federal investigation finds evidence of corruption in the admissions to the institutions which define America’s ruling caste, a counterintuitive finding shows education reform isn’t the right-left battle teacher unions and their stooges portray it as, and I agree with the American Federation of Labor on something.
May 31st, 2018 | 35 mins 26 secs
capitalism, corruption, elon musk, free market, labor union, libertarian, politics, space x, spacex, subsidies, tesla, tesla motors, uaw, unions, united auto workers
Elon Musk battles against corrupt unions, but his and Tesla Motors' practices are hardly clean themselves; Musk's businesses are hugely reliant are government subsidies that take from the American people for the benefit of private industry.
February 8th, 2018 | 39 mins 23 secs
berlinrosen, bill de blasio, campaign, corruption, democrat, democratic party, fight for $15, mayor, money, new york, new york city, nyc, politics, progressive agenda committee, seiu, seiu 1199, service employees international union, special interests, working families party
Who is Mayor Bill de Blasio? Who wanted him in office and why? And why ought we be concerned about him and his potential run for president?
February 1st, 2018 | 56 mins 14 secs
americans for prosperity, billionaire, cato, charity, charles koch, conservative, corruption, david koch, democracy alliance, donor, foundation, foundation to promote open society, george soros, influence, koch brothers, koch industries, koch seminar network, libertarian, mercatus center, money, money in politics, open society, open society foundations, philanthropy, policy center, politics, reason foundation, special interest, super pac
Who impacts our politics more, the Koch Brothers or George Soros? And to what end? We detail their political empires.